Our last day on the island; we had some time before our ferry home so we decided to check out two more spots. First up was Salt Spring Island Ales. They’re the only brewery on the island.
I thought we were on the island, not Montreal 😉
Open daily and outside sign on what brews were available.
We dropped in on an early Monday (around 11:00am) and were the first customers of the day. We’d tried earlier to visit (on a Sunday afternoon) but there was a massive line/wait.
Walk up the stairs to get your beers, then enjoy on the shaded tree patio outside.
You’re allowed to bring in your own snacks.
Some of the products/merchandise they had for sale. You can find those jams all over the island.
Closeup of their cute little tasters.
There were 6 beers on tap so we opted for a flight to try most of them.
Flights are cheap and bottles range from $7.12 to $8.15.
They also had a few canned options ($3.75 to $4.50).
Flight ($8.00 for 5)
We tried the heather ale, golden ale, earl grey IPA, dry porter and espresso milk stout. Our favourite was surprisingly the espresso milk stout; tasted like a nitro coffee.
Earl grey IPA was decent but light on the earl grey flavour.
Heather and golden ales were similar but the latter more hoppy.
Standard beers at SSIA but nothing stood out to us.
Salt Spring Island Ales
270 Furness Road
Salt Spring Island, BC